Kristina Klykova | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Kristina Klykova
Kristina Klykova

Kristina Klykova

Associate, Miami

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Kristina practices with the International Arbitration Group, focusing on investment treaty arbitration.

Before joining the White & Case Miami office, Kristina was a summer associate in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. She has also studied and worked in Switzerland, Hungary, and Ukraine. Her multicultural experience, extensive training in both civil and common law jurisdictions, as well as high expertise in various areas of law, including public international law, international arbitration, and international trade allow her to better understand the clients' complex situations and render first class services to them.

At the University of Miami, Kristina was a Fulbright Scholarship Recipient. She worked as a Research Assistant to Professor Jan Paulsson, studying the issue of bias in arbitral decision-making and serving as the editor of the book of essays on arbitration. She also taught a course on international trade law.

At the World Trade Institute, Kristina was awarded a full scholarship from the Swiss Secretariat of Economic Affairs to pursue studies in the WTO Law.

In Ukraine, Kristina worked on commercial matters in the Kyiv law firm and interned at the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine as a part of a Ukrainian Parliamentary Development project sponsored by USAID.

Bars and Courts

  • Florida State Bar
  • New York State Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar


  • JD, University of Miami School of Law
  • LLM, International Arbitration, University of Miami School of Law
  • Master of International Law and Economics, World Trade Institute, Switzerland
  • LLB, with Specialization in Prosecution and Investigation, Odessa National Academy of Law, Ukraine


  • English
  • Russian
  • Ukrainian


Acting for the Russian Federation, resisting the enforcement of the +US$50 billion Yukos arbitration award, the largest award in the history of arbitration.

Representing the Republic of Uzbekistan in an ICSID arbitration under the Kazakhstan-Uzbekistan BIT concerning two cement plants.

Representing the Republic of Uzbekistan in an ICSID arbitration brought under the Turkey-Uzbekistan BIT with respect to the claimants' alleged investment in the cotton textile industry in Uzbekistan.

Representing Orascom TMT Investments S.à r.l. in an ICSID annulment proceeding.


  • Bias in Arbitral Decision-Making: Rescuing the Mentschikoff Archives from a Half Century Oblivion, Journal of International Arbitration, Vol. 31/Issue 2 (2014)
  • Features of International Investment Arbitration, Direito Internacional dos Investimentos (Renovar, Rio de Janeiro, 2014)